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I've decided to re-write this little tutorial for those who are interested in a more "Mac Feel" on the gnome Desktop.

First, open terminal and write:
apt-get source nautilus
sudo apt-get build-dep nautilus

The build-dep command will install all the build dependencies for nautilus.

In nautilus sorce folder you just downloaded, navigate to: src\file-manager.
Find the file named: fm-desktop-icon-view.c

Open with your favorite Text Editor and find the line:
real_supports_labels_beside_icons (FMIconView *view)

Below it you'd see this line: return FALSE;
Change it to:
return TRUE;

On GNOME3 and Nautilus 3.x+ search for the file: /src/nautilus-desktop-icon-view.c in the directory you just downloaded.
And look for this line: "supports-labels-beside-icons", FALSE,
Change FALSE to TRUE

Save the file.

Now start to compile Nautilus.
./configure --prefix=/usr
make
sudo make install
killall nautilus
Alt+F2
nautilus

Choose Text Beside Icons in the Preferences.
Nautilus now should draw Text beside icons on the desktop.

You can also tell Nautilus to count the items in each folder, to do this go to: Edit>Preferences>Display Tab > Under It choose 'size' in the first box. Or whatever option you'd like.

If you'd like to change the color of the 'Items count' or whatever, It's part of the gtkrc in the theme itself. Every theme differs, so you have to look for the color settings yourself, in mine It was:

NautilusIconContainer::highlight_alpha=160

NautilusIconContainer::dark_info_color="#"
NautilusIconContainer::light_info_color="#"

The second line is responsible for the color on the desktop and the first one on color in the file-manager.

But in most themes It should be under: style "desktop-icon"
And look like this:

NautilusIconContainer::normal_alpha = 0
text[NORMAL] = "#000000"
NautilusIconContainer::frame_text = 1
class "GtkWidget" style "desktop-icon"


Should work on both GNOME2 and GNOME3.
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1. Download from launchpad.net/~sausageandeggs/… - covergloobus_1.7-0~361~precise1.tar.gz
2. Unpack and go to recipe-1.7
3. In terminal:
     sudo apt-get install automake
     ./autogen.sh
     make
     sudo make install
4. If not work, install python-xlib and python-support
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1. Be sure you have installed latest KDE of your distro
(state: 9th January 2013... >/= KDE SC 4.8.0 (older versions not tested by me))
Note: after installing a new main version of KDE you must recompile BE::Shell
you do all on your own risk!!!

2. Be sure you are willing to learn new things and read the wiki! ;)

3. Install dependencies and what else we need (if not already done):

   - git
   - build-essential
   - cmake

on Debian or Debian based distributions (Ubuntu, etc)

    - libxcomposite-dev
   
    (If you previously installed Bespin should already be present)

    - libxrender-dev
    - libxext-dev
    - libqt4-dev
    - libx11-dev
    - kde-workspace-dev
    - kdebase-workspace-dev
    - kdelibs5-dev

4. Okay, now we do what the wiki taught us:

4.1 Load the source code opening a terminal and type: git clone git://git.code.sf.net/p/be-shell/code be-shell-code
4.2 cd be-shell-code
4.3 ./configure
4.4 cd build
4.5 make
4.6 sudo make install

5. Run kcmshell4 kded in a terminal - that will bring up the kded manager.
   Disable the "Status Notifier Manager" to get (legacy) systray icons from KDE applications.
 
6. Replace Plasma by copying be.shell.desktop and plasma-desktop.desktop (and optional krunner.desktop)
   to ~/.kde/share/autostart/ (in some distros .kde4)
   NOT  to ~/.kde/autostart/ or ~/.config/autostart
   
  Note: if you would now restart or relogin you would see... nothing (a blank screen)
  It is very important to install a configuration and -recommendable- a matching theme first.
 
7.  install a theme AND a config file:
    you can use one from examples folder in be-shell-code    
    Note: you need a theme AND a configuration file (be.shell) -> "Copy the desired example MINUS THE SUFFIX to the local kde config dir, eg."
7.1    copy be.shell.win2000 to ~/.kde/share/config/ and delete the suffix (.win2000)  
7.2    copy the matching theme (windows) from themes folder to ~/.kde/share/apps/be.shell/Themes
    Note: in some distros the hidden folder .kde is .kde4
   
   If you dislike win2000 look you can also download themes from our gallery... ;)
   Note: if you change a theme it is usually necessary to change the appropriate config file (be.shell)
   
8. logout and relogin or restart your system

9. for theming and configuring your BE::Shell read the wiki: sourceforge.net/p/be-shell/wik…

+++ any improvements and feedback is very welcome +++
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Skin by CypherVisor


The long awaited embeddable JOURNAL CSS progress-bars are here in the house!

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Grab it here

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If you use Networkmanager and multible network connections in BE::Shell it could be that you are missing an applet for it.


But you can take network manager from GNOME (tested in Kubuntu 12.04):

1. Install network-manager-gnome
2. run nm-applet from runner (or krunner (alt+F2) if it is not disabled)

that's it! If you test it in other distributions, please give me feedback!

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  • Reading: this here
  • Watching: you!
  • Playing: no
  • Eating: no
  • Drinking: tea
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1. Install packages (in terminal):
     sudo apt-get install git autoconf libtool libwnck1.0-cil-dev libwnck-dev intltool libdecoration0-dev gawk
2. Download emerald
     cgit.compiz.org/fusion/decorators/emerald/snapshot/emerald-0.9.5.tar.gz
3. Install, in terminal (if you download to Downloads folder)
     cd Downloads
     cd emerald-*
     ./autogen.sh && make clean && make distclean && ./configure --prefix=/usr && make && sudo make install
4. Run:
     emerald --replace

ADD!
RU version by me - fucknhack.blogspot.com/2012/03…

JP version by sakuraiyuta (check for fix Segmentation fault!) - sakuraiyuta.tumblr.com/post/22…

how-to fix Segmentation fault by mirbaharobert - comments.deviantart.com/1/2928…

more detail how-to by loki079 - comments.deviantart.com/1/2928…
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Dante Alighieri
by anakalivas



Oct 17, 2012 by techgnotic

Sometimes in youth we play crazy mind games. One gruesome game was trying to think of the worst way to die. Or even better, the "which would you choose" version of the same conceit. Another was what would be the worst torture to endure. If there is one international touchstone that best captures youthful fears and wonders in speculation of what lies beyond the veil of death and awaits as possible punishment for our sins, it must be - to the few who have actually read it to the millions who "know" it – "Dante's Inferno." Who does not shiver at the thought of being lost somewhere in the "Nine Rings of Hell?"



Who does not shiver at the thought of being lost somewhere in the "Nine Rings of Hell?"



True nastiness reigns on every single one of the nine levels.


Actually, the nine circles of Hell ("Inferno") are detailed only as the first third of Dante's first great masterpiece of Italian literature, "The Divine Comedy," which leads the reader on through Purgatory and then eventually into Heaven ("Paradiso"). This epic poem was like the first self-help manual, describing the how and why one falls into Hell and how to live a God-fearing life guaranteed to get you into Heaven. But over the centuries, as the fearsome images illustrating this piece mightily attest to, it is the horrors of the Inferno that have remained burned into the fearful collective consciousness of a segment of our society.













There are so many amazing fantastic images described in The Comedy for artists to bring to life:


The three-headed hell-hound Cerberus; the river Styx with its surface a roiling morass of damned souls fighting with each other; the dragon wyvern Geryon with human face, lion paws and stinger in tail. The center of Hell, usually depicted as a place of eternal fire, is in Dante's vision a place of perpetual ice. Satan himself with three his faces (red, black and yellow) and three pairs of wings, remains forever frozen waist deep in the ice.




















There are many misconceptions about Dante's epic prescription for salvation.





One needn't be the ultimate sinner to go to Hell, nor be a saint to go to Heaven.



One needn't be the ultimate sinner to go to Hell, nor be a saint to go to Heaven. Hell, I think according to Dante if you just remember to pray for forgiveness as you lay dying, you start your post-life existence in Purgatory, getting to skip all the tortures of all Hell's nine circles. In Dante's theology, the anchoring basis for all "sin" is disbelief. So if the saintliest of human beings alive on the planet chooses atheism, eternal damnation and hideous torture awaits. If a hitman sincerely prays to God, confessing his sins and swearing his belief in God, Paradise will be his eternal home after a brief detention in Purgatory.


So maybe this is why this is the one narrative, the deliriously frightening epic fairy tale, that remains lurking in the mind's shadows well into adulthood. Dante has proposed to us a cradle to grave gamble. If the Inferno is only a fairy tale, an allegorical warning against disconnection from the divine in life - then the stakes are not so high. But if Dante's vision is somehow "true" and demands belief – well, that's a whole other adult mind game with stakes that could not be higher.







I did as much research as possible with the time allowed. Do we have any scholars out there who might shed an even more educative light on the subject? Has anyone read the Divine Comedy recently? Would love to hear opinions, analysis and corrections from those of you even more familiar with the history of this material than I.











Questionsfor the reader





  1. Does the artistic exploration of theological subjects make you in any way nervous, especially in a time when the very act of depicting one religion's god and messenger can have such great impact?
  2. Does Dante's attempt to match appropriate crimes with appropriate punishments make sense – or does the concept eternal damnation in torment ruin his otherwise equitable distribution of justice?
  3. What are an artist's responsibilities when depicting subjects sacred to some who will be seeing the resulting artwork? Is caring for even a moment about possible repercussions a form of censorship and repression against art and the artist?
  4. Do you think it's fair that remembering to pray at the last moment gets you a Get Out of Hell Free pass?
  5. Are you currently living in one of the nine rings of hell right now? What is happening there?
















Sometimes in youth we play crazy mind games. One gruesome game was trying to think of the worst way to die. Or even better, the “which would you choose” version of the same conceit. Another was what would be the worst torture to endure. If there is one international touchstone that best captures youthful fears and wonders in speculation of what lies beyond the veil of death and awaits as possible punishment for our sins, it must be – to the few who have actually read it to the millions who “know” it – “Dante’s Inferno.” Who does not shiver at the thought of being lost somewhere in the “Nine Rings of Hell?”

Writers: $techgnotic
Designers: $marioluevanos
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Now KDE 4.10 has been released, the Smoother plasma theme I'm working on will be ready for KDE 4.10. There is nothing major but I'm just making sure it will offer some of the changes in 4.10, specifically new widget handle icons, adapted thin scrollbar design and some other bits that have changed.

It's nice to work on themes that don't break in every release, KDE have done a great job in preserving legacy for theme makers throughout the 4 series and extending customisation, UI options for the users. KDE4 isn't a one size fits all design, so never does it force a hard coded desktop design that's half for PC's and half for other devices(i.e like GNOME3, Windows 8, Unity does), it gives you a desktop the way you want it. KDE also made good decisions at the start of KDE4 with Kwin and desktop compositing, you don't need a separate desktop if you don't have 3D acceleration, in fact KDE4 can use Xrender software acceleration, which gives you some of the features of 3D acceleration(like translucency) and you can switch to 2D mode by just Alt, Shift, F12. KDE4 does some other nice tricks, which really are transparent to the user(pun intended) but the technology behind it is so simple, like translucent widgets without desktop compositing running at all. This is done because the widgets are graphics(SVGs) not windows or top level windows like the panel, which require compositing done by kwin for translucency. Compiz and Mutter(GNOME 3 Window manager) don't work like this, they have to drop back to another window manager like metacity for 2D mode and it's simply not a good experience to have to login to another session just for 2D or 3D mode or if your driver fails.

It wasn't all a smooth ride for KDE4 of course but their design decisions have paid off nicely, especially in regard to kwin and nicely integrates the desktop effects into KDE4 with a UI in the system settings.
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The elected Artist of this week

Journal Entry: Sun Sep 23, 2012, 11:52 PM

Kgustafso



With The deviation



Goldenrod



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made by Kgustafso


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SOME EXCELLENT WORK  FROM A EXCELLENT ARTIST



:thumb328877845:Charming Hearts... by Kgustafso What dreams may come... by Kgustafso :thumb326552977: :thumb287937850: :thumb281733566:


COME AND CHECK THE GALLERY



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